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Review: Star Wars Commander

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The gameplay begins shortly after the events depicted in the original 1977 film, A New Hope. Once you start playing the game it will ask you to pick your side. Users have the option to join the Empire or Rebellion. This decision offers a different storyline and gameplay, which is a unique touch put out by Disney’s game division. Once you’ve joined a campaign you must build and defend your base.

If you are familiar with Clash of Clans you will advance quickly as the game mimics the same gameplay style.


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Star Wars Commander for iOS has a lot of potential to be a great game, but the developer certainly has their work cut out for them to fix some of the core issues.

  • The in game chat has a tendency to delete posted messages at random.
  • Occasionally your team members may request troops from you, but the donate button is inactive. Leaving you unable to help them out.
  • While typing your chat message it does not limit the amount of characters in your message, but after posting it will cut off your sentences if they are too long.
  • The cost to train troops is very expensive and there appears to be no cost effective way to raid. Doing some simple math pointed out that if I trained all tanks vs. all Stromtroopers it came out to equal the same final cost. The only way to raid effectively is to not deploy all your troops.
  • The game is currently unbalanced. If you are not careful you will end up deploying more troops than you are actually earning in your raiding.
  • The trophy counts seem confusing at present time. I have seen a loss take -30 to -50, but a win of only +1 to +4.
  • Sharing a replay of an attack or defense with your squad often posts the replay more than once.

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At the core of the game it seems like a total re-skin of Clash of Clans by SuperCell. Likely due to the success of Clash of Clans, Disney is trying to capitalize on the same market share.

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The release of the film, Star Wars: Episode VII is still more than a year away, so in the meantime you can get your kicks playing this game if you are a die hard fan.